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PPF condemns murder of Mexican journalist

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Pakistan Press Foundation (PPF) in a letter to Andrés Manuel López Obrador, President of Mexico has expressed deep concern over the murder of Francisco Romero, a Mexican journalist and the editor of the online media Ocurrió Aquí. PPF Secretary General Owais Aslam Ali in his letter has condemned the brutal murder of journalist and called […]


Media houses attack case adjourned till June 13

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Karachi : An anti-terrorism court judge on Saturday expressed resentment over absence of lawyers from the hearing of two cases against the Muttahida Qaumi Movement-Pakistan leaders. The cases are related to attacks on media houses on August 22, 2016 after hate speech by the MQM founder. Farooq Sattar and other accused appeared in the anti-terrorism […]


PPF condemns closure of 15 stations in Congo

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Pakistan Press Foundation (PPF) in a letter to Félix Tshisekedi, President of the Democratic Republic of Congo has expressed concern over the shutdown of at least fifteen private and community based broadcasting stations. PPF Secretary General Owais Aslam Ali in his letter has condemned this action of closing the stations and urged the authorities to […]


PFUJ slams govt for imposing ban on ads for Dawn

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ISLAMABAD: The Paki­stan Federal Union of Journalists (PFUJ) has condemned the government’s decision to impose a ban on advertisements to the Dawn Media Group and termed it a move against media freedom. Afzal Butt, who heads his own faction of the PFUJ, and Ayub Jan Sarhandi, its secretary general, said in a statement on Friday […]


PPF condemns the shutdown of two radio stations in Ghana

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Pakistan Press Foundation (PPF) in a letter to Nana Akufo-Addo, President of Ghana has expressed concern over the shutdown of Accra based Radio Gold and Radio XYZ. PPF Secretary General Owais Aslam Ali in his letter has condemned the shutdown of both radio stations and urged the management of stations and the regulator to discuss […]


PPF condemns brutal attack on Ukrainian investigative journalist

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Pakistan Press Foundation (PPF) in a letter to Petro Poroshenko, President of Ukraine has expressed concern over the physical assault on investigative journalist and video blogger, Vadym Komarov. PPF Secretary General Owais Aslam Ali in his letter has condemned this brutal attack on Komarov and urged the Ukrainian authorities to immediately investigate the matter and […]


RIUJ to continue struggle for rights of media workers

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ISLAMABAD: The newly elected body of the Rawalpindi Islamabad Union of Journalists (Afzal Butt group), at its first meeting, has decided to continue the protest campaign for the rights of media workers and freedom of press. The meeting criticised the information ministry for not resolving the issues of the employees of the state-owned news agency […]


Climate of impunity

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SEVENTY-TWO dead, including 48 deliberately singled out and murdered and 24 killed in the line of duty — these are the journalists who have lost their lives in Pakistan since 2002. They were among the bravest of the community: many of them took on some of the most powerful in the land, exposing corruption in […]


Town committee chairman booked in journalist’s murder case

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HYDERABAD: A journalist working for a Sindhi language daily was shot dead in Naushehro Feroze district on Saturday evening allegedly for writing against the local government representatives. Chairman of Padidan Town Committee Shakeel Ahmed Rajper is among the six persons booked in the murder FIR, registered after local journalists blocked the Mehran Highway in a sit-in […]


Press Freedom Day 2019

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In Pakistan, the state of press freedom can be gauged from Hamid Mir’s question to the ISPR director-general that media should be allowed to interview the PTM and seek answers from them about the allegations levelled against them by the milt-establishment. Hamid Mir was not allowed to interview PTM leaders. It can also be ascertained […]


Sahafi Summit commemorates World Press Freedom

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The first-ever two-day Sahafi Summit was held in Karachi to discuss at length fast emerging challenges to journalism in Pakistan, including threats to independent news media from digital disinformation and financial cuts. Co-organised by Digital Journalists of Pakistan and Institute of Business Administration (IBA) Centre for Excellence in Journalism’s (CEJ) Media Matters for Democracy in […]


Women journalists hailed for reporting on gender-based violence

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KARACHI: The Centre for Women’s Global Leadership (CWGL) on Friday commemorated the World Press Freedom Day by applauding the work of women journalists around the world in reporting on gender-based violence. According to a press release, director of New Jersey-based CWGL Krishanti Dharmaraj said: “Women journalists have made a significant contribution to defending human rights […]


Journalists under attack from both state, non-state actors: Bilawal

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KARACHI: Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) chairman Bilawal Bhutto-Zardari said on Friday that the country was under an undeclared censorship of the freedom of expression where journalists were under attack from both state and non-state actors. He vowed to resist any move from the government to set up a “super regulatory body” for overall media in […]


World Press Freedom Day: Female journalists in Pakistan continue to fight for their rights

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ISLAMABAD: “I remember, they were six or seven people and all were intimidating me. Despite being well-trained in managing media affairs, I was surprised by the way they treated me. Their attitude was not different from a group of furious and ignorant people,” Saba Jabeer, an Islamabad-based health reporter, recalls her encounter with agency officials at […]